Category: Disability and Illness

DiversifYA: Sarah Glenn Marsh

Today, we’re kicking it off with one of my wonderful fellow Sweet Sixteeners: Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever […]

DiversifYA: Ava Jae

Today, I’m super excited to welcome the wonderful Ava Jae to the blog! Ava is a YA and NA writer, an Assistant Editor at Entangled Publishing, and is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency. Her YA Sci-Fi debut, BEYOND THE RED, is releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. When she’s not writing […]

DiversifYA: C. D. Childers

C.D. Childers is a former YA and academic librarian who is currently working on her first novel. When she is not writing, you can find her reading fairy tales or planning her next sewing project. Find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or at her website. Twitter: cd_childers Tumblr: Website:     1. How do you identify yourself? […]

Apocalypse Fiction and Disability

Today, we interrupt our scheduled programming for a special guest post by Holly Kench! Holly is one of the editors of the upcoming Defying Doomsday, a project we at DivYA heartily support. So have a read and be sure to check out this wonderful anthology. Apocalypse fiction rarely includes characters with disability, chronic illness and other impairments. […]

DiversifYA: Jake Joehl

Jake Joehl was born in St. Louis, Missouri and lives and works in Evanston, Illinois. He is the Social Media Assistant for the Illinois-based nonprofit organization JJ’s List. JJ’s List has a website where people can post reviews of any business they’ve been to, and the website focuses on the disability awareness–or lack thereof–of these […]

DiversifYA: Angeline Adams

Today’s post resonates with me on many levels, so I’m very excited to share it with you all! Angeline Adams lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she writes both solo and in collaboration with her partner, Remco van Straten. As well as freelance journalism for magazines and websites like Fortean Times and The Toast, she […]

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